Atheist war on Christ and Christmas

Don't think that there's an atheist war on Christ and Christmas?

That's what we're supposed to believe. It's not just atheists, but the attacks also are coming from leftist elites,  simple-minded comics and their media toadies. And anyone who suggests that there is, indeed, a war, is subjected to ridicule. Here, for example, is a compilation of such ridicule from the sophomoric comic Jon Stewart.

But some folks are proud of their declaration of war on Christmas. I give you the American Atheists, who are touting their billboards that proclaim, among other things: "Nobody Needs Christ at Christmas."

American Atheists launched a major billboard display on Tuesday that declares Christmas is better without the Christ. The huge 40′x40′ digital billboard is located in Times Square in Midtown Manhattan. Using motion graphics, the billboard proclaims, “Who needs Christ during Christmas?”

Here's the billboard:



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  • Looks like more people are politically correct cops, as of the current poll results. I wrote a piece the other day that generated a lot of controversy and hate email.

  • Nice political rant - but you forgot to have one thing that, as a writer, you'd think you'd have already learned how to address. Substance. Regardless of anyone's view on the topic, you provided absolutely nothing to the argument. This reads like a facebook status update.

  • 26 is hardly a scientific sampling of opinion. But the real culprits in perverting Christmas are the modern version of the money-changers in the temple: the corporations.

  • A difference of opinion or lifestyle is not a "war" on you. That billboard was intended to be inclusive of agnostics and atheists (who exist, get over it) in what is a holiday based in paganism anyway. Show me the bible verse about Christmas trees in December.

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    PS- My infant is set to play baby Jesus at Christmas mass, so don't go all "OMG the libtards!" on me.

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    That is a load of BS, just like the phony concept of being inclusive. If they do not want to celebrate Christmas they do not have to. They can just enjoy the day off, not buy, give or receive gifts, or eat a feast.

  • In reply to Peter Bella:

    The non-religious aspects of Christmas are the best! Santa, pine trees, presents. It's great. Tell me, what does giving your kids an Xbox have to do with Jesus?

    Churches are locked at night and there are homeless people on the street. People are dying in Walmarts over TVs when people don't have food to put in their mouths. There is so little connection between religion and the modern Christmas holiday, frankly, it's the Christians who need to be invited to participate.

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    De-commercializing Christmas. That's were the energy should go.

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    What an ignorant comment. Do you know how many churches open their doors to the homeless each and every night, right in Chicago? Do your homework before making a comment that makes you look foolish.

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    That is perhaps the most incorrect comment I have ever read. Having just been to a Church run homeless shelter in Chicago, staffed by many Christian/Catholic faithful, I can assure you that the Christians are well represented in doing Christ's work on Earth.

    The connection between religion and the modern Christmas holiday is as solid as ever, despite the awful bunch of grinches who populate the Tribune's comment sections.

  • In reply to jbpo:

    Guess how I know the doors are locked? From physically trying to open them when I was trying to find a church in the city for my Catholic wedding - in a neighborhood notorious for the homeless population.

    If the Church was doing so much for the poor, tell me why the new Pope is making such waves by advocating for them.

  • In reply to Jenna Karvunidis:

    Jenna, a sample of one? Please. The Pope is making waves by advocating for the poor because so many in the secular media and Catholic haters have ignored or haven't heard of the church's extensive outreach programs. As if: "Holy crap, the church actually helps the poor?!" Why don't you try to relax and explore more deeply the teachings about love and charity of the faith that you claim is yours?

  • Why does people enjoying and living their faith bug anyone so much that they want to put their time, energy and money into such ads?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Why does people announcing they do not share your faith make you a victim?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    I'm not claiming to be a victim. I'm just trying to figure out why atheists have such a hard time accepting the idea that lots of people believe in and love Christ.

  • "Why does people"? Whatever happened to agreement between subject and verb?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Got me. I done bad.

  • It always amuses me when the atheists arm themselves with lawyers and the media and go Creche Hunting, targeting Baby Jesus on anything even slightly related to spaces, places and events tied to tax monies.

  • Occam's razor. If you put the word atheist in your headline atheists will flock to your post to defend their hubris, hence the skewed result.

    Honestly, the religious part of Christmas is the best part, any religion for that matter. Merry Christmas baby Jesus!!

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